Friday, August 13, 2010

What to do with all the ribbon scraps?

Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge this week is to use up all those ribbon pieces you have trimmed off and saved for another day! Use them on a card or project, use as many as you want, just make sure each is a scrap! Some days I'm so good at using even the tiniest of ribbon scraps, other days, not so much.

A couple weeks ago, I shared I went to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and attended Sharon Johnson's open house! She asked me to demo making flowers out of various ribbons. I have to tell you, Sharon's studio is so embellished with ribbon goodness, I thought I had been transported to a dream full of all the ribbon goodness one could possibly imagine! It was a wonderful day to say the least! My point in sharing this little story is to let you know how I arrived at my ribbon flower scrap creation! I spied a scrap of white silk left from demonstrating a white ribbon flower earlier. I decided to roll and stitch that scrap into a small flower, adding a suede leaf.

I took it along to the evening stamping event where we were issued a challenge. The challenge was to use the paper and cardstock given, adding whatever you wanted to make it your own! That is where my ribbon scrap flower comes in! I placed it on the card I'm showing you for today's challenge! There you have it! A ribbon scrap turned flower! What do you do with your ribbon scraps? We want to know! Please play along and if you upload to a public forum, use keyword, ssnotime152. Upload over on Sharon's Mr Linky too! Thanks for checking in! Take good care!

Check out what our Stamp Simply Challenge designer's ribbon scraps have become!

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STAMPS: Rubber Soul/Wordsworth Birthday Greetings Single Stamp, (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE) PAPER: Provided SU )
INK: Tim Hotlz Old Paper Distress Ink, Memento Black (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE) OTHER: Ribbon & Suede leaf (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Recollections Adhesive Gem Flourishes (Michaels), sponge dauber, Tiny Twinkle Gems (Taylored Expressions)

9 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Barb, you do wonders turning your ribbon scraps into flowers! LOVE to watch you work your magic! GREAT card and GREAT use of those fun ribbon scraps!

Anonymous said...

Pretty font on your greeting and lovely white rose. Rosy Eckhardt

Charlene said...

Have to try this one..that flower is gorgeous and so is your card!!

Janine said...

Gorgeous flowers Barb!! I need to learn how to do that!

Deborah Saaranen said...

It was a wonderful weekend playing, wasn't it? This gorgeous ribbon "scrap" rose is just beautiful, as is your entire design Barb!

Barbara said...

This is so gorgeous, Barb! That ribbon flower is perfection! I think we need you to do a tutorial on your blog (hint, hint :))

newfiecrafter said...

Love those ribbon flowers that you make . Any chance of you doing a tutorial on how you make them . Beautiful card

AJ said...

ooh- that's a great idea! I never think to make little flowers!! :)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I just love the flower! I must try making these!